|Art & Politics: Keith Hennessy--Saliva - Shaping San Francisco|
a 1988/89 performance by Keith Hennessy. Twenty years ago Keith Hennessy created Saliva, an interdisciplinary dance-performance-ritual under a freeway in downtown San Francisco. Deep within the rage and grief of the AIDS crisis, Hennessy performed a ritualistic reclamation of the body, the queer male body, as holy. Video excerpts, live performance, historical context, and audience discussion combine to recreate this AIDS-era work of queer performance...
Keywords: performance; AIDS; 1980s; Keith Hennessy; interdisciplinary; dance; ritual; San Francisco; gay; body; queer